Thank You for Helping Us!
March 2, 2021
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our ioby campaign fundraiser. You helped us reach our goal to fund the new animal shelter facility!
The facility will be opening this summer, and we are so thrilled about it. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for your incredible generosity in supporting help for animals.
CCAW is Now Hiring an Animal Care Facility Manager
The Manager will oversee the general operations of CCAW’s new Animal Care Facility in Torrey, Utah, including the shelter, adoption, boarding, and daycare programs. The fear-free Facility will provide temporary shelter for found, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats with an aim toward suitable adoption, and it will also provide pet boarding and dog daycare services to the public for a fee. The Manager will supervise on-site staff and volunteers and will report to the Operations Committee. The Manager will work closely with the Animal Services committee, which oversees foster, TNR, and spay/neuter programs for dogs and cats.
The primary duties of the Manager include operation of the shelter and boarding programs. Shelter operations include intake and assessment of animals in accordance with quarantine policies and procedures, data collection, working with a veterinarian when needed, providing temporary care, and finding a suitable adopter. Boarding operations include maintaining a client schedule, conducting intake and data collection, and ensuring proper animal care.
Administrative duties include: maintain databases; operate shelter and boarding software; ensure records and activities are in compliance with applicable ordinances, procedures, and policies; website updates; complying with the annual budget; oversee purchase of supplies and inventories; monitor and approve expenditures; assist in fundraising, including grant requests and events, and other duties as assigned.
Management experience is required. The following skills and qualifications are preferred:
• Familiarity with the humane handling of dogs and cats; dog training skills.
• Familiarity with business software and applications.
• Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing in a consistent, positive manner. Experience with public outreach.
• Friendliness and strong customer relations skills. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, to remain flexible and creative, and to exercise initiative and good judgment, including handling problems of a sensitive nature.
• Experience with database management, bookkeeping, and record keeping.
Salary range: $37,000 to $44,000 depending on experience.
Richfield Veterinary Clinic Gets Help from New Veterinarian!
2020 has been a different and crazy year for all of us, and Richfield Veterinary Clinic has been no exception. We were excitedly anticipating the arrival of our new veterinarian in June. When the pandemic hit, we were able to get him a month sooner due to the early school closure!
Dr. Matt Hutchinson arrived at the beginning of May and has been right on time for what would be the ups and downs of living in the time of coronavirus. Like most businesses, we were worried initially about our ability to see sick pets, perform needed wellness and preventative care, and continue to work with spaying and neutering pets and doing other surgical procedures. For a time, we were required to do all our work curbside, which was definitely a challenge. We were also required to abide by the governor’s mandate to only perform essential procedures. Gratefully, we were still able to do our needed work and made it through that difficult time.
The arrival of Dr. Hutchinson was perfect timing as even with the pandemic, we have been dealing with an influx of sick and injured pets as we have never seen before. We have been keeping two doctors full time for five days a week, eight hours a day, as well as our regular after-hours emergency services. With both Dr. Johnson and Dr. Hutchinson rotating emergencies, we have increased our ability to be available when you need us, as well as giving needed time off to increase our own wellness.
We have also just been able to purchase an ultrasound, and we are working hard to increase our proficiency in it. This provides us the ability to assess fetus viability in our pregnant animals, from cats to cows. It also allows us a less invasive way to see masses, tumors, or other abnormalities within the bodies of our patients.
We believe strongly that we are performing work that matters! That conviction has helped us get through the challenges placed before us. We really appreciate all our clients supporting us and being so kind to us as we all face the challenges of the time.
-Dr. Dan Johnson, Richfield Veterinary Clinic
The Richfield Veterinary Clinic was CCAW’s initial partner for spays and neuters for local animals. Dr. Dan Johnson was our primary vet until Dr. Jake Van Dyke opened his veterinary clinic here in Wayne County. We quite highly recommend both veterinary clinics for all animals and are very grateful for the help all these wonderful vets provide! -CCAW
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